The Bermuda Police Service has confirmed the death of 39-year-old Ionel Bejan, said to be a Romanian guest worker, who lost his life in an early morning motorcycle crash on Church Street in Hamilton.

The accident occurred around 3:45am Sunday, November 5th, when the motorcycle he was riding struck a shipping container on Church Street near the MarketPlace. He was rushed to the hospital’s Emergency Department via ambulance, but was later pronounced dead.

A police spokesman said the motorcycle involved has been impounded as the investigation into this fatal crash continues. A Family Liaison Officer has been assigned to assist the deceased’s family.

He also extended condolences to the victim’s family and friends on behalf of the Bermuda Police Service.

Mr Bejan’s death marks the 13th road traffic fatality on Bermuda’s roads this year.

Meanwhile, the appeal for any witnesses who have not yet come forward are urged to contact the Roads Policing Unit on 247.1788.

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